Blackened Fish on the Grill

Blackened Fish on the Grill

This is the traditional way to blacken fish in a heavy cast-iron skillet. Do this outdoors so you won't fill the kitchen with smoke.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the grill with a heavy cast-iron skillet or griddle on the grill. Get it good and hot, about 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Reserve 12 tablespoons of melted butter for serving and pour the rest into a shallow dish.
  4. Step 4

    Dip each fillet into butter.
  5. Step 5

    Sprinkle Cajun blackening spices on both sides.
  6. Step 6

    Place into the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the bottom is almost black but not burned.
  7. Step 7

    Carefully flip so fillets do not break.
  8. Step 8

    Pour about a teaspoon of ​ butter on the cooked side and continue cooking about 2 to 3 minutes or until the fillet is finished (internal temperature of 150 F).
  9. Step 9

    Remove fish from pan and place onto a large platter or individual plates.
  10. Step 10

    Serve immediately with 2 tablespoons of butter for dipping. Enjoy.